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A Last Cloud
Poems by Chard deNiord and Ruth Stone; etchings by Michele Burgess printed on Gampi paper. Text hand set in Spectrum. Long stitch binding in hand-printed vellum. Edition of 30. 2012/13. Deluxe edition of 10 includes a suite of all six etchings.
Volume six of "The Stratigraphic Archives" by Michele Burgess, this book is a tribute to poet Ruth Stone whose work has become deeply influential to Burgess and to Stone's close friend, poet Chard deNiord. Stone passed away last year, during the production of A Torn Web (Stratigraphic Archives, volume five). DeNiord has written two poems for this book that frame the six etchings. The poem, "A Last Cloud" by Stone is embedded within the images.